Over the last few days, I have been spending time considering how I want this blog to look… and what I really want the content to represent. I have reached out a little bit via social media regarding what you guys might like to see and I am super excited by the responses I’ve gotten… but I wanted to share with you an idea I had while sitting in class tonight (I know… clearly paying attention).
This blog is meant to be a vehicle that brings people information and perspective. And I realize… if it is just my perspective, then we lose something really valuable. There is a chorus of voices consisting of women and people of color that are engaged in the same rallying cry and the same commitment to sharing truth. I want to use this blog as a platform to share some of these voices.
Each week, I want to feature the work of a woman and/or person of color who has some form of art they’d like to share with the world. Are you a writer? A singer? A dancer? A poet? A painter? Just a general magical soul with a message for the people? Send me your art. Send me your kid’s art.
Through these pieces I want to construct a representation of the identity of this nation… in all of it’s multi-faceted, multi-medium, multi-colored glory… because I think that in times like these, art and creativity are what saves us.
Please send me submissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with your submission, send me a short blurb about how your particular art/creative outlet has sustained you and why social justice is important to you.
The chorus of voices is a vital component of real truth. And our nation is not a slab of white subway tile. It is a mess of beautiful, broken mosaic pieces of many colors coming together to make something truly unique and completely remarkable.
Let’s do this thing :).
I’ll start. Untitled, original poem below.